Comfortable Lodging – Epic Outdoor Adventures – Award Winning Food Just a one-hour scenic drive from Anchorage, Knik River Lodge offers a remote lodge feeling with easy access. Located at the edge of the Chugach wilderness the outdoor adventures are limited only by your imagination, and having helicopters on site makes getting there easy! Summer dogsled tours on the glacier, heli hiking & biking, glacier tours, aurora viewing, Inspired meeting facilities are perfect for weddings, retreats and small conventions year round.
The Kodiak Brown Bear Center (KBBC) offers a true Alaskan Bear Viewing Experience for the legendary Kodiak Brown Bear without boardwalks or large group of tourists. The Kodiak Bears are considered the largest bears in the world, tipping the scale at 1,500 pounds. Deluxe lodge based guided Kodiak Brown Bear viewing experience in the heart of the 1.9 million acre Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge on Karluk Lake. KBBC’s small group size of 6 have exclusive access to over 112,000 privately owned acres within the Refuge. Unparalleled opportunities to photograph, observe & study the legendary Kodiak Brown Bear in their natural habitat. Each guest cabin incorporates all the luxuries of a 5-Star Resort and has it’s own private deck overlooking Karluk Lake. Gourmet meals to fuel your days & evenings are prepared by our Executive Chef, Natasha Panamarioff. Everyone on our staff at the KBBC was either born or raised in Kodiak or has decades of experience in the Kodiak Archipelago. All have an intimate knowledge and passion for the island, its plants, animals, history and its unique Native Alutiiq Culture.
Lighthouse Excursions is a locally-owned and operated tour company that provides a scenic boat tour – the Lighthouse, Totems, and Eagles Excursion – to view Ketchikan’s abundant American bald eagles, the totem poles of Totem Bight State Park and the historic Guard Island Lighthouse. While cruising the coastline of the Tongass National Forest, the world’s largest temperate rainforest, our experienced local captain and their crew will share their knowledge of Southeast Alaska’s coastal history, native culture, and the interconnected ecosystems and the animals that call this region home. Whether relaxing in the heated main cabin or enjoying the open-air observation deck of the boat, we encourage visitors to keep on the lookout for American bald eagles, harbor seals, sea lions, moon jellyfish, pigeon guillemots, blue heron, deer, whales, and other wildlife. A complimentary snack buffet and non-alcoholic beverages are included in our tour!
Lighthouse Excursions is dedicated to sustainable tourism practices. Be it guest-direct (like promoting safe and respectful wildlife viewing or providing recycling receptacles on board our vessels) or behind-the scenes (like employee education or investing in environmentally-friendly vessel upgrades), we love our Alaskan wilderness and proudly support an environmental ethic which will preserve our state for generations to come.
Seward Ocean Excursions offers year-round, boat-based adventures in beautiful Seward including wildlife and whale viewing, glacier tours, water taxi, SCUBA diving, photography trips, custom trips, and more. We are a locally-owned and family-run business. We pride ourselves in providing custom, small group trips all year long!
Spirit Walker Expeditions is a local, guide-owned and operated business based in Gustavus, the gateway to Glacier Bay. Since 1987, they have taken the leading role in offering sustainable, guided, small group, sea kayaking expeditions throughout Southeast Alaska, with an emphasis on wilderness stewardship, safety, education, fun, and minimal-impact wilderness travel. Built upon the ethic of offering premium trips with a thoughtful approach, Spirit Walker continues to make environmental stewardship and respectful wildlife viewing top priorities while being a positive and contributing member of Gustavus and the surrounding communities. Their trips take a natural approach – from the locally sourced food served on trips to selecting hardened tent-sites and hiking routes – and are designed to offer visitors a chance to make a lasting connection with their surroundings in the most organic way possible. Local trips – such as their Wilderness Isles adventure – are designed to provide an entirely human-powered experience by paddling to a nearby Wilderness area, hiking through 10,000 year old forests, and returning by kayak. Celebrating 30 years of premium guided sea kayaking expeditions in 2017, Spirit Walker offers trips for beginners, experienced paddlers, families and independent travelers. Day trips, remote wilderness expeditions and lodge to lodge adventures!
Discover one of the world’s last wild places. St. Paul Island is raw and rich with wildlife, especially birds. When you journey here, you leave the crush of tourists and souvenir shops behind. What you’ll find instead is authentic Aleut culture, wide-open spaces and the breathtaking beauty of nature. St. Paul Island Tour is owned and operated by TDX Corporation, which in turn is owned by more than 600 Aleut shareholders of St. Paul Island. Because we know that our environment sustains us and our island’s magnificent wildlife sanctuary, we hold the preservation of our natural resources in the highest regard. Our Commitment to Sustainability: – Ensure that our island remains pristine and free of pollution. – Educate all who visit our island to ensure that they are informed and will comply with all island stewardship policies. – Monitor and check that all who visit our island demonstrate respect for our values, as well as conduct themselves with respect for our island wildlife habitat. – Continue to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and waste of resources, thereby reducing our carbon footprint.
Sea kayaking along the coastline of pebbled beaches, sculpted cliffs and hanging glaciers where the wildlife is abundant and the forests untamed makes us realize we all share in the role of preserving the natural beauty of our area. Sunny Cove Sea Kayaking provides a wilderness experience with a variety of tours from 3-hours to multi-day kayak/camping trips in Resurrection Bay, Fox Island and the Kenai Fjords National Park. We choose areas that are best able to absorb our footprint and practice a Leave No Trace philosophy — we leave behind only our respect for the wilderness and its inhabitants. Sunny Cove takes an active role in advocating for wild lands to be left wild and supports local and statewide conservation efforts with donations and volunteer work. We provide our guide staff with training in natural history, local marine wildlife and the impact of our presence on vegetation, wildlife, and climate change — they in turn pass this information along to our kayakers. It is our hope that through our efforts in operating in a sustainable fashion, we will ensure that all of us and our grand kids can enjoy this beautiful place we call home.
We are honored to share a part of Juneau’s history with you, as you fly in a classic DeHavilland Otter seaplane from the capital’s historic waterfront and beyond. View the remnants of an ice age as you soar over 5 glaciers branching from the Juneau Icefield. Experience a river landing in front of the rustic and elegant Taku Glacier Lodge, where a salmon feast awaits you. Soak up nature in the best possible place- remote wilderness of Alaska. A birds-eye view, getting in the heart of wild nature and appreciating the bountiful waters and land of Alaska is what makes us what we are and what we value sharing with so many.